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frunch

Member Since 21 Apr 2010
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#325302 Maytag refrig MFI2269VEM2 ice maker not working

Posted by frunch on 25 July 2015 - 01:04 AM

Good to know. Thanks again for your help!


#325289 Maytag refrig MFI2269VEM2 ice maker not working

Posted by frunch on 24 July 2015 - 07:05 PM

I went back to the customers house today and found the problem. I turned the power off at the circuit breaker for a minute and turned it back on. 120v was present at the icemaker after that but the ice maker was bad. Replaced with a new one and all should be well. Thanks for the help!




#325194 Maytag refrig MFI2269VEM2 ice maker not working

Posted by frunch on 23 July 2015 - 07:56 PM

I was thinking the same thing. I'll have to check that out, now that I should hopefully be able to get it to cycle!

Thanks for the info!




#325115 Speed Queen washer AWN542SP111TW01 squeaking noise during agitation

Posted by frunch on 22 July 2015 - 06:47 PM

I'm actually hoping to get over there tomorrow, just waiting to hear back from the customer. I went ahead and picked up the tub seal tool, found one cheap. I can't wait to finally get to the bottom of this! I'll certainly post my results after I get another crack at this thing.


#325098 Ge gas dryer GTDP490GD2WS timer hard to turn, breaks knobs

Posted by frunch on 22 July 2015 - 04:59 PM

Found a part number for an upgrade small timer knob: Part number: WE01X20380

Part number: WE01X20380



This one has the metal ring around the hole in the back of the knob, just like the large timer knob I linked to above.



 




#324979 Ge gas dryer GTDP490GD2WS timer hard to turn, breaks knobs

Posted by frunch on 21 July 2015 - 09:01 AM

Just for future reference for anybody working on a ge dryer with a cracked timer knob (larger type knob, *not* what I'm referring to in this post), here's a part number worth knowing: Part number: WE01X20374

Part number: WE01X20374
. That's for a newer reinforced larger-style timer knob. These break just as often as the smaller ones in my experience. They are not interchangeable with the smaller ones, at least as far as I know. All they really did with this one is add a metal ring around the hole in the center to prevent the knob from cracking around the center where always seems to.


#324441 Speed Queen washer AWN542SP111TW01 squeaking noise during agitation

Posted by frunch on 14 July 2015 - 07:59 PM

Got lucky and located the correct puller from another local company we're friends with. So it looks like I'm going to get the drive bell kit, which comes with a new bell, lubricant, and the seal. Here's the link: http://www.appliance...-ap4253766.html

It's a good price, and I figure if I'm taking it apart--why not. This way I'll be using the correct grease, too. I'll report back once I finally get to try to fix it again. Thanks for all your help guys! Keep your fingers crossed we finally have this thing tackled!


#324401 Speed Queen washer AWN542SP111TW01 squeaking noise during agitation

Posted by frunch on 14 July 2015 - 11:34 AM

Does that seal move at all when the washer is agitating? I'm thinking the output shaft may rotate inside the seal, hence the need for grease. But I don't know exactly how it works...


#323891 Whirlpool washer WTW5600VQ0 Hot/Cold Water Solenoid Valve problem

Posted by frunch on 07 July 2015 - 06:44 PM

I finally got back to the customers house recently and fixed the dang thing! The Samurai was right on the money: the Temperature selector/ATC was indeed the root of the whole problem.

 

I think the whole problem started with the ATC going bad: it was 'machine-gunning' the cold solenoid which is what I believe caused the solenoid to develop a drip-leak that would slowly accumulate in the tub (the original complaint that I was there to address). When I originally got there I saw the solenoid was leaking, so I figured it just needed a new solenoid. I should have tested the machine with a closer eye on how the solenoids were operating, but I never ran into this particular issue before. So, in the future: if a solenoid has developed a drip leak into the tub--check how the washer fills on each valve, especially on the warm setting, which will operate each of the valves numerous times.

I learned a lot on this one, thanks for everyone's help!




#323594 Speed Queen washer AWN542SP111TW01 squeaking noise during agitation

Posted by frunch on 02 July 2015 - 11:07 AM

Thanks so much, you've been super-helpful!


#323489 Speed Queen washer AWN542SP111TW01 squeaking noise during agitation

Posted by frunch on 01 July 2015 - 07:24 AM

I thought it might have changed it a little, but after it ran for a few minutes it seemed right back to its original sound and volume. I wish I had taken a video, or even just an audio recording. I should have tried it with the pump off too, hadn't thought of that. It certainly didn't seem to be coming from it, but it would have been good to eliminate it as a possibility.


#323176 Speed Queen washer AWN542SP111TW01 squeaking noise during agitation

Posted by frunch on 26 June 2015 - 09:54 AM

Thanks again for your help! No worries if you can't get the link up, just thought it would be helpful to others. I was wondering why I couldn't access it, now I know why!


#322664 Whirlpool washer WTW5600VQ0 Hot/Cold Water Solenoid Valve problem

Posted by frunch on 19 June 2015 - 11:13 AM

Well, I replaced the solenoid valve/vacuum break/thermistor assembly with another brand new one... And had the same problem happen almost immediately. A sort of stuttering/machine-gunning, and it was doing it on both the hot and the cold valves. Not all the time, but after it started it's initial fill for about 30 seconds, then it would start doing it (presumably when it was starting to mix the hot and cold to hit the target temp set by the ATC). I did verify that these are not flood-proof hoses, they are ordinary stainless steel braid washer hoses (props again to Applianceman97 for the informative pic)

Unfortunately I forgot to bring a thermometer, so I'm going to be going back to measure the temp of the water after the machine fills. The parts changing monkey on my back wants me to change the temp control on the control panel, but if the water temp is about where it should be, I think the issue may be a phenomenon called 'water hammer'. There are plumbing attachments that are designed to mitigate that sort of banging sound that sometimes happens when the solenoid turns off (which I believe is 'water hammer'), and I may have to try going that route if the temp is correct. Has anyone had to install anything like that? Here's a pic of the plumbing device I'm referencing:

http://www.homedepot...cb78aec_300.jpg

The washer hose attaches to the bottom of the device, and then the device plugs into the solenoid (I'd be using one for the hot valve and one for the cold).

Also, for future reference, I found that both solenoid valve thermistors were reading approx. 51.1k-51.3k ohms at room temp. I have a hard time believing I have 2 defective whirlpool oem solenoid valve assemblies, so I have to assume the problem lies elsewhere. Anyone care to chime in? I'll report back once I get a chance to test water temp and try these plumbing attachments.


#322490 Frigidaire gas wall oven FGB24L2ECB oven shuts off before reaching set temper...

Posted by frunch on 17 June 2015 - 02:35 AM

Finally got back over to check out the oven, turned out it was indeed the ERC. Thanks for everyone's help!


#322096 kenmore coldspot 106.73182302 Mfg 2004

Posted by frunch on 11 June 2015 - 01:41 AM

This reminded me of a job I had on a Whirlpool refrig that had defrost problems due to faulty ADC. There is a service pointer stating that these ADC's have a known issue relating to defrost problems. Luckily, they make it very easy to fix by demonstrating how to override the 'adaptive defrost' feature, setting it instead to a regularly scheduled defrost cycle. Looking up your model on sears parts lookup, I found the part number for your ADC is 2213473, which is not listed on the service bulletin. However, on sears site the part number they reference for your ADC has been substituted by an ADC that is listed on the service bulletin (2304099). So, I think yours would apply to this fix, but I'd look for further verification before you make any moves. Here's the service pointer: http://www.whirlpool...me=8178769C.pdf

Page 3 shows the 2 different types of ADC's that the fix applies to, and a little further down it shows which resistor to cut off the corresponding board. Very easy stuff, so hopefully it'll work in your case!

Can anyone confirm if this fix would apply to OP's board?







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